Thank you, JCOM, but it's really hard to go wrong when the subject matter is so rich.JCOM wrote:blackthorn wrote:Man, that is scary stuff, JCOM. I can't even imagine an earthquake that lasts more than 15 seconds, to say nothing of the ones you all have been getting there. And the radiation...man, where does it end? I'm sure you're all wondering the same thing.
Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, we really want to see all of this stuff be finished, and get back to normal. We're getting there a step at a time.
By the way, I very much enjoyed your pics from Western China. That is a part of the world that I have always been fascinated by. Very isolated and very mysterious.
Those were some fantastic pictures!!
You are a great photographer!
Your descriptions of the photos made it all the much better. Thoroughly enjoyed them.
JCOM wrote:I am an American.
I work for the US Navy here as a technician. I fix equipment on ships.
All together I've lived in Japan for a little over seven years.
CNN wrote:"3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirms," By the CNN Wire Staff June 6, 2011
Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.
The nuclear group's new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
The announcement will not change plans for how to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the agency said.
Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.
The plant's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., admitted last month that nuclear fuel rods in reactors 2 and 3 probably melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis.
It had already said fuel rods at the heart of reactor No. 1 melted almost completely in the first 16 hours after the disaster struck. The remnants of that core are now sitting in the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel at the heart of the unit and that vessel is now believed to be leaking.
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